Eden Himidian, LCSW, PMH-C, RYT (she/her)

LGBTQ+ Allyship: Not Just for June

As we celebrate Pride Month, it’s crucial to recognize the importance of being an ally to the LGBTQ+ community. Supporting and advocating for LGBTQ+ rights and equality are not just ethical imperatives but also essential for promoting mental well-being and social justice. Let’s take a moment to explore what it means to be an effective…

A Partner’s Guide to Supporting a Successful Perinatal Journey

The transition into parenthood is a profound and transformative experience. The months leading up to bringing baby home are often filled with anticipation, joy, fear, anxiety, and more. And once you welcome that tiny, new family member into your home, those emotions only tend to magnify — understandably so. Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMADs)…

National Infertility Awareness Week

National Infertility Awareness Week will be observed from April 23-29th, 2023. This week seeks to bring awareness to an extremely common yet all too often overlooked experience. No person feels prepared to confront infertility and the grief, anxiety, and fear that may follow the infertility diagnosis. At Wildflower, we are committed to helping you navigate…

What to Expect from Psychotherapy When You’re Expecting or Postpartum

The perinatal period, or the time leading up to and following labor and delivery, is often hallmarked by uncertainty. In addition to joy and hope, fear and anxiety are frequent companions on the road to motherhood. You might find yourself wondering: How can I take care of my mental health while pregnant and postpartum? What…

Being a Psychotherapist in a Post-2020 World

Source: Photo by Greg Rosenke on Unsplash  What does it mean to be a psychotherapist in a post-2020 world? What does it mean to work in reproductive mental health at a time when rights are being systematically attacked and birthing people lack bodily autonomy and the resources to parent? In the past months, this probably…

Making Your Grief Your Own

Source: Photo by whoislimos on Unsplash  Grief can feel like such a weighty word and heavy concept. Simultaneously, living through a time in which we have all lost so much, grief can also feel like an impossibly small word that cannot begin to describe how we feel about the experiences we have suffered. Burnout, isolation,…

Matrescence as a Psychotherapist: Part III

Source: Photo by Vivek Kumar on Unsplash  In our first two articles in this series written in collaboration with Chrissy Ellis, LCSW, PMH-C, we have identified what matrescence is and what it means to navigate this transitional period as a therapist, the various client and therapist reactions that commonly occur, and how to use the…

Matrescence as a Psychotherapist: Part II

Source: Photo by Bethany Beck on Unsplash In our first article in this series which was written in collaboration with Chrissy Ellis, LCSW, PMH-C, we discussed the profound change we undergo during matrescence, or the physical, psychological, and emotional changes associated with the transition into motherhood. We also explored just how challenging it is to…

Matrescence as a Psychotherapist: Part I

[Photo by Ryan Franco on Unsplash] Our roles as therapists are characterized by the ability to create and hold space, bear witness to vulnerability and change, and attend to the dynamic and varying needs of our clients. Our roles as mothers and caregivers often demand these very same things. The transition to motherhood fundamentally changes…

Demystifying Psychotherapy: What Are Ruptures in Psychotherapy and How to Deal with Them?

The client-therapist relationship ideally offers a sense of safety, allows for vulnerability, and creates space for exploration. Your relationship with your therapist is unique and evolving because, just as in all relationships, human beings bring both tangible and intangible qualities to every interaction. Some people’s chemistry meshes better than others. Sometimes you find someone who…